Chapter 1. Introduction

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform installer is an application to manage the installation, configuration, and scalability of OpenStack environments. The application achieves this through detecting bootable hosts and mapping OpenStack services to them through a web interface. This simplifies the process of installing and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform while providing a means to scale in the future.
This guide provides an instruction set to guide you through all Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform installer processes, including:
  • Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform installer
  • Deploying Basic OpenStack environments using Nova networking and local storage
  • Deploying Advanced OpenStack environments using Neutron networking and Ceph storage
  • Scaling your Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform environment
  • Troubleshooting Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployments

Note

For an overview of the OpenStack components and their interfaces, see the "Component Overview"(https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_OpenStack_Platform/).